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Object Thinking by David West

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Chapter 1. Object Thinking

Let there be no doubt that object-oriented design is fundamentally different than traditional structured design approaches: it requires a different way of thinking about decomposition, and it produces software architectures that are largely outside the realm of the structured design culture.[1]

Grady Booch

I have three main goals for this initial chapter:

  • To begin showing the reader why object thinking is different and important

  • To introduce arguments as to why object thinking is particularly valuable to developers hoping to master extreme programming or other agile approaches[2]

  • To explain the emphasis on thinking instead of tools or technique; to explain the relevance and importance of history, philosophy, and metaphor—topics ...

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